When a course has a prerequisite, it means that the
corresponding department has determined that the student must have
certain knowledge to be successful in the course. The prior knowledge
may be a skill (type 40 WPM), an ability (speak and write French
fluently), a preparation score (placement test and prior academic
background), or successful completion of an equivalent course (grade of C or better
or CR). Completion of the prerequisite is required prior to enrolling
in the class. Successful completion of a prerequisite requires a grade
of 'C' or better or 'P' (Pass). 'C-', 'D', 'F', 'FW, 'NP' (No Pass) or
'I' grades are not acceptable. Students currently enrolled in a RCC prerequisite course (i.e. Math 52) will be allowed to register for the
succeeding class (i.e. Math 35). However, if the prerequisite course is
not passed with at least a C grade, the student will be dropped from
the succeeding class.
When a course has a co-requisite, it means that a
student is required to take another course concurrently with or prior
to enrollment in the course. Knowing the information presented in the
co-requisite course is considered necessary in order for a student to
be successful in the course (e.g. completion of, or concurrent
enrollment in, Math 1A is required for Physics 4A).
When a course has an advisory, it means that a student
is recommended to have a certain preparation before entering the course.
The preparation is considered advantageous to a student's success in
the course. Since the preparation is advised, but not required, the
student will not be blocked from enrolling in a class if s/he does not
meet the advisory.
It is the student's responsibility to know and meet the
course prerequisites and co-requisites. These are stated in the course
descriptions within the Schedule of Classes and the Catalog.
If you have met the prerequisite at another accredited
college or university, you must provide verification through one of the
- Submit official transcript(s) and complete a Prerequisite Validation Form
- Submit unofficial transcript(s) or grade reports and complete a
Matriculation Appeals Petition. Petitions approved based on an
unofficial transcript will be approved for one semester only. This will
provide time for the student to request official transcripts from all
institutions attended. An appeal using unofficial transcripts will only
be accepted one time as a courtesy to the student. If an unofficial transcript is submitted, the coursework completed must be listed on the transcript from the original insitution.
- If you wish to challenge a prerequisite for courses other than
English, Math, ESL or Reading on the basis of knowledge or ability or because of the
unavailability of the prerequisite, submit a Matriculation Appeals
Petitions to challenge a prerequisite or to file a complaint of unlawful discrimination are available in the Counseling Center.
LIMITATIONS ON ENROLLMENT
Riverside City College offers some courses which place limitations on
enrollment. These limitations may include successful completion of courses,
successful completion of online tutorials to demonstrate computer skills,
preparation levels for math and English, performance criteria, or health and
safety conditions. Students who do not meet the conditions imposed by these
limitations will be blocked from enrolling in these classes.
PREREQUISITE, COREQUISITE, AND ADVISORY RESOURCES
Model District Policy